Risk and Compliance Management

MGMA Stat poll: Widespread use of encrypted email among physician practices

January 25, 2018

Email has become one of our primary methods of communication. But in the healthcare environment, the improper use of email could lead to an inappropriate disclosure of patient information, and a possible HIPAA violation.

State lawmakers continue battling opioid crisis with prescription monitoring updates for 2018

January 17, 2018

State legislation for prescription drug monitoring and surveillance will continue to take center stage in 2018. Find out which state legislatures are considering bills and what will be debated.

 Key considerations for developing an enterprise mobile device strategy

January 1, 2018

Practices will find patient data spread across more distributed devices, increasing the challenge of mitigating risks and negative effects to patients. Learn how a mobile device management strategy achieves these goals.

 Tragedy at home takes precedence for 2017 Harwick Award winner

January 1, 2018

For the winner of the MGMA 2017 Harwick Innovation Award, the work of building organizational culture and boosting staff well-being paid off after disaster struck their community.

 Using the medication safety systems in your EHR to reduce risk

January 1, 2018

EHRs and e-prescribing systems significantly reduce the risk of harmful medication interactions. Practice leaders can use these tips for a check-up of safety systems usage as part of a risk-reduction strategy.

Having a policy on sexual harassment is not enough

December 14, 2017

The #MeToo movement is empowering many victims of harassment to come forward. Practice leaders need to understand the importance of not just having a policy on sexual harassment, but also ensuring proper training.

MGMA Stat poll: 83% of practice leaders have tightened opioid prescription protocols

December 4, 2017

Most practice leaders who say their organization educates patients on misuse of opioids also have tightened prescription protocols, according to a new MGMA Stat poll.

From crisis to public health emergency: How are practices educating patients about misuse of opioids?

November 16, 2017

As strategies emerge and evolve for combating the opioid crisis, how healthcare organizations educate patients on the dangers of misuse plays a critical part in preventing overdoses.

Integrating data from wearables into your practice’s EHR

October 26, 2017

As more consumers start using wearable technology, medical practices are faced with the challenge of finding ways to use that data. Follow these action steps to accept patient-generated data.

MGMA Stat poll suggests patients split on requesting electronic access to their medical record

October 19, 2017

Adoption of health information technology is opening new options for patients to access their medical records. A new MGMA Stat poll explores the divide on demand for paper and electronic versions.

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